Waxy green leaves forming a rosette like an Echeveria
I bought this plant in a supermarket yesterday, mostly because I felt sorry for it.
I find succulents beautiful just as nature intended. They don´t need – or deserve – to be “embellished” with turquoise glitter!
I have several questions about this shamefully treated plant.
What is it?
Does it have a chance of survival with only a few leaves “unadorned”, should I try to remove the glitter or do you think it will eventually wear off?
Finally, how much water will it require in winter?
At Christmas someone gave me a beautiful orchid which was sharing a pot with a very similar succulent which worried me as I was sure the orchid needed more water than its companion.
Even though I immediately planted the succulent in its own pot and removed all the wet soil, the damage was already done and all the leaves rotted.
Having rescued this poor glittering succulent, I´m tempted to go to the other extreme and leave the soil to dry out completely.